Bogotános love, and I mean love, their hot chocolate. They drink it at breakfast, after lunch, they have it for afternoon tea and after dinner. Seriously, they love it. And I do too.

Hot chocolate isn’t just a drink here though, oh no. It’s far more indulgent than that. Hot chocolate here is an experience, my friends. They don’t just drink a hot chocolate on its own either, that’s just boring and not nearly decadent enough. Hot chocolate is a meal, you eat it with cheese and bread, you dunk, you savour, you indulge and you savour the sweet, sweet experience that is the hot chocolate.

So chocolate lovers, here I have for you the the Hot Chocolate en Sopa.

{ Hot Chocolate en Sopa }

Serves 2


  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 packets of chocolate (2 pastillas)
  • 1/2 a cup of water
  • 4 toastadas (crispy toasted bread)


  1. Grab a pot or olleta and add the milk, chocolate and water and bring to the boil on a high heat.
  2. Stir occasionally until the milk stars to froth.
  3. Remove the pot when it starts to froth, then bring it to the boil again. Allow it to froth three times. This makes for some seriously good hot chocolate, apparently.
  4. Once ready, stir with a molinillo to froth it even more then pour into two cups. Be sure to leave enough space in the cup for your bread.
  5. Break up your pieces of bread and dunk into the hot chocolate. Wait until the bread soaks up the chocolate and you are ready to go. Slurp away!